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All The Details of Chicago Bridal Market.

This week I had the opportunity to travel down to Chicago for Bridal Market.  I love attending market: hanging out with bridal friends, meeting new ones and hand choosing our next season of gowns.  It's an exhausting trip, but a fun one!

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It looks like we had fun, but trust me we were also working hard.  So many decisions to make, so quickly!  We're so excited for these gowns to arrive in our store!  As we're choosing gowns, we're thinking about the brides we have had the pleasure of working with and the ones to come!

We noticed three trends that we're excited to bring back to our bride tribe here in Southwestern Ontario!

1. Back details!  So many back details - halter backs, racer backs, sheer backs, keyhole backs!  This season is all about the back!  And we can't wait until we get some of these in the store!

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2.  The second trend we noticed a lot of is a return to the simple chic and elegant.  It's not a secret that we've seen a lot of lace over the last few years and while we love and adore lace, we're excited to see some stunning bridal gowns in other materials make their way to the runway.


3. The last trend we saw and were excited about was non-traditional lace patterns.  These patterns are a bit more bold and modern, which we adore.  These wedding gowns make a statement all on their own and we cannot wait to get them into the store!


So tell us, which of these three trends do you LOVE the most?  

If you're still on the hunt for the perfect gown, no matter what trend you'd like to follow, we'd love to have you into Once Upon A Time Weddings.  Here's what recent bride Alex had to say about her bridal gown finding experience!

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Aura Trunk Show

We're so excited to be hosting our upcoming Aura Bridal Trunk Show this weekend!!  A trunk show is basically an opportunity for brides to try gowns that are not available in stores yet.  We'll have the gowns for the weekend and then we send them back to the designer!   Aura is one of our private lines that we've carried for a couple of years at Once Upon A Time Weddings! 

We're so excited to have these gowns in the store Friday, May 13th to Tuesday, May 17th only!  We have a limited number of appointments available so call us at the store 519.245.7997, text our cell at 519.319.9441 or book online at

Merry Christmas.

As we prepare to head up north to spend time with Joel's family and then back here for mine, I can't help but feel excitement about the Christmas season.  I love getting to spend time with family and watching the joy on my kids face as they soak in all the memories.

This Christmas, I'm feeling more organized than I ever have been.  I'm also feeling more relaxed than I usually am.  This season, I realized that there is no such thing as a perfect Christmas or perfect family memories.  I decided to not stress out over every detail or place these huge expectations on how the day should be.  Instead I'm going to look for the joy in the little memories and let my kids have a simple, love filled holiday. 

So, wherever you are in the process of preparing for the holidays, we want to wish you & your families a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We thank you for supporting our store in 2015 and we look forward to serving you in 2016.

Photography by Amanda Kopcic Photography (

Also, just a reminder about our store hours during the Christmas season.  If you need to get a hold of us while we're away, email